Weekend Futenma Flightline Fair promises sizzling fun
Sizzling summer fun, food and entertainment is waiting for visitors to this year’s annual MCAS Futenma Flightline Festival Saturday and Sunday.
As the June heat waves are rolling in, the Flightline Festival has prepared cool countermeasures in the form of cooler treats and a static display of the coolest members of the aviation world. This year’s Flightline Fair will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. both days.
This annual festival welcomes all service members, their families and local Okinawans and Japanese to tae part in the weekend of fun, entertainment and a variety of festival fare. This annual event will also offer favorite festival attractions for all ages including Fun Land rides and bouncers, game booths as well as delicious cultural foods from Okinawa and beyond. American staples such as sizzling burgers and hot dogs along with summer sweets and ice-cold drinks are also on the menu.
Festival-goers interested in military aircraft will have ample access to a bevy of props and wings. A static display showcasing the best of Marine Corps aviation is slated to include both fixed-wing and rotary aircraft.
Meanwhile, the center stage will host all sorts of acts – dance, music, and more – on both days. A great lineup of both daytime and evening entertainment is in store. The headliner Saturday night at 8 p.m. is Kristian Bush of Sugarland. Sunday night’s headline entertainment features Michelle Branch who starts performing at 8:20 p.m. A sparkling display of fireworks will finish off the festival with a bang on Sunday night at 9:50 p.m.
Admission to the festival is free and open to all SOFA status and Japanese. No one will be admitted with pets, outside alcohol, bottles, or coolers. Free shuttle buses will provide transportation to and from designated parking lots on the base. As always, MCCS encourages everyone to drink responsibly; daiko and taxi services will be available.
Futenma Flightline Fair 2015 Entertainment
Saturday, June 6, 2–10 p.m.
3 p.m. Clown Kotora (Balloon Show) クラウンコトラ (バルーンショー)
3:30 p.m. Chanpuru Entertainer Tamanchu (Juggling/ Street Performance) 珠人ヒロト (大道芸)
4:15 p.m. Valve Fiction (Alternative Rock) バルブフィクション (ロックライブ)
5:15 p.m. All Japan Goith (Ska Band) オールジャパンゴイス (スカライブ)
6:15 p.m. Yugo Satoh’s Band (Jazz) ユーゴサトウバンド (ジャズライブ)
8 p.m. Kristian Bush of Sugarland (Country Pop) クリスチャンブッシュシュガーランド (カントリーポップライブ)
Sunday, June 7, 2–10 p.m.
2:30 p.m. Clown Kotora (Balloon Show) クラウンコトラ (バルーンショー)
3 p.m. Dazoku (Taiko Performance) 沖縄和太鼓 打族 (沖縄和太鼓)
4 p.m. Star Entertainment (Hip Hop Dance) スターエンターテイメント (ヒップホップダンス)
5:05 p.m. Groove & Love Jam Band (Jazz) グルーブアンドラブジャムバンド (ジャズライブ)
6:20 p.m. Dave Ralston (Live Rock) デーブラルストン (ロックライブ)
8:20 p.m. Michelle Branch (Pop Rock) ミシェルブランチ (ポップロックライブ)
9:50 p.m. Fireworks Display 花火
For more information on upcoming events visit mccsokinawa.com/entertainment or facebook.com/mccsokinawa.entertainment